Broken Fingaz Collective
Broken Fingaz are a world-renowned psych-pop collective from Haifa, Israel. Since their founding in 2001, its members Unga, Kip, Tant and Deso have worked prolifically on the international art scene, with a practice that includes to animation, installation, painting, murals, graffiti and graphic design.
The BFC’s aesthetic draws on the rootless culture of their homeland, creating a visual identity for a generation of young Israelis. At the same time, over a decade of traveling, between Haifa, Asia and Europe, has lead to an absorption of cultural influences from both East and West, the natural place they find themselves as citizens in the problematic Middle East.
Using bold lines and acid pop colours, Broken Fingaz Crew’s work visually alludes to ‘80s comic book illustrations and pulp horror. Exploring two of art history’s oldest themes - sex and death – the BFC’s humorous, controversial and often sexually explicit imagery contemplates notions of the abject through a confrontation with the baseness of humanity and its suppressed desires. Bodily dismemberment, mutilated limbs and skeletons represent not only death, but the need to understand the physical body and the unseen side of our corporeality.